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Tucked away in a questionable part of Columbia Heights, is this tiny little restaurant that serves up magical Mexican food. The owner of Distrito Federal, Luis, always has a friendly smile, and his daughters play outside the restaurant in the summer.  Distrito Federal has a real low-key, neighborhood feel to it.

First you start with a basket of light, airy tortilla chips and salsa de aguacate. What do they put in the stuff?! It is so good, it makes my sombrero spin.

The burrito with chicarron en salsa verde, pork skin in green sauce is a grilled, soft tortilla pocket overstuffed with pinto beans, rice, cream, cheese, onions, cilantro and avocado.  It trembled in my presence as I prepared to annihilate it.

I’ve had pork skins before, stewed or fried like pork rinds, but this was different. In large slices, it was cooked until super soft, almost gelatinous, and full of the flavor.  It has a fatty and luscious texture that is truly decadent.

Tacqueria Distrito Federal
3463 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Founder + Creative Director. Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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